Parasites can Harm & Kill their Hosts

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Sometimes, the host's immune system receives a small amount of damage from hosting parasites. Other times, conditions can become more severe and in some cases, parasites can kill their hosts.

Parasites often use transmitting agents such as fleas or mosquitoes. As in the case of the parasite, Plasmodium, which transmits the disease called Malaria via the Anopheles mosquito, which gets its name from the Greek for ‘useless.’

In 2008, The World Health Organisation reported nearly one million deaths from Malaria alone. Today, Malaria remains a real threat to thousands of people and is transmitted through the bites of a mosquito known as the Anopheles mosquito. Mosquitoes have a long proboscis or feeding tube which allows them to literally sucks the blood of their host.

Where do Parasites Reside in the Body?

  • Most parasites live in the digestive tract
  • Many are in the blood and lymphatic systems
  • Parasites can also settle in the joints and muscles - forming cysts which create inflammations with the resulting pain often attributed to arthritis.
  • CNS - Their toxic by-products (mainly ammonia) can attack the central nervous system often resulting in restlessness, depression, anxiety, hypertension and fatigue.
  • Parasites tend to hang out in areas where heavy metals are lodged - heavy metals E.g. mercury, cadmium, kill good bacteria which would normally kill parasite larvae.

Article Reference: Shirley Emmons BSc. (Hons) - Independent Natural and Alternative Health Researcher